Robert Woods was a surprise inactive last week due to personal reasons, and with the Rams playing the Ravens on Monday Night Football, the most recent reports are from Sean McVay on Saturday saying he wouldn’t fully commit to Woods playing. The fact that Woods isn’t questionable on the official injury report has to be taken as a good sign, but until actives/inactives come out, it’s hard to know for sure whether L.A. will have its top possession receiver or if Josh Reynolds will be thrust into more duty.
The official active/inactive report drops about 6:50 p.m. ET, and we’ll have updates through that time here and on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.
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Is Robert Woods playing Monday night?
Although McVay wouldn’t commit to Woods playing, he described the wideout as “looking good.” Woods had returned from his personal matter Thursday and resumed practicing with the Rams, which sounds like enough time to be ready to go for Monday night.
If you have held out this long on Woods, you’re certainly playing him if he’s active. If Woods were to be held out of action, Josh Reynolds would run as the Rams’ No. 3 WR behind Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks. Reynolds would be available in most leagues to pick up if you needed a last-minute replacement for Woods.
Reynolds may be owned in deeper leagues, and if Woods is out and that’s the case, your best bet is Ravens’ WR Willie Snead (or if for your FLEX spot, you could try Baltimore TE Nick Boyle). It would truly be a surprise again, though, if Woods were to be held out after participating in a couple days of practice.